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Doctor insights on: Exposure To Strep Throat During Pregnancy

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the likelihood of contracting strep throat after initial exposure?

What is the likelihood of contracting strep throat after initial exposure?

Attack rate: The acquisition of strep after exposure varies considerably with the time of year and intimacy of exposure. For some reason winter supports higher transfer rates (up to 1/4) while summer sees a falloff (1/32). Kissing someone with the disease would more likely cause a problem than being in the same room. Some can acquire the germ without getting sick. ...Read more

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Can asbestos exposure be associated with strep throat?

Can asbestos exposure be associated with strep throat?

No: There are a variety of streptococcus species, that are most worrisome fro aftermath, rheumatic fever 7 acute glomerular nephritis. Asbestos was once a ubiquitous fire retardent that has unequivocal connections with lung and mesothelil cancer or both; however, long lag from exposure to frank disease. No connection of teh 2. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be immune to illnesses after repeated exposure in childhood like strep throat or whooping cough?

Is it possible to be immune to illnesses after repeated exposure in childhood like strep throat or whooping cough?

Strep carriers/no: There are strep carriers who never get sick when they carry it.Why it happens is a mystery.Whooping cough will give someone transient antibodies that limit the intensity of a new infection, but these appear to fade with age and do not prevent infection decades later like natural measles would. ...Read more

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Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever(3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose(no more), one sw lymph gl(neck)

Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever(3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose(no more), one sw lymph gl(neck)

Acute HIV infection: HIV-1 infection can occur with unprotected sex or injection drug use. 2 - 4 weeks after an exposure, a patient may develop a flu or mono-like illness called acute HIV infection. These symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, &/or mouth sores. Other symptoms might include N/V, thrush, headache or neurologic symptoms. Duration is 1 to a few weeks. Get checked ...Read more

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Allergic to penicillin & e-mycin, what else is there to use for strep throat?

Allergic to penicillin & e-mycin, what else is there to use for strep throat?

Cephalosporins: Strep pharyngitis in most of children with penicillin allergy can be treated with cephalosporins, e.g., Keflex or omnicef (cefdinir). Children who experienced anaphylactic reaction to penicillin should be treated with macrolide. ...Read more

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Can my baby catch strep throat?

Can my baby catch strep throat?

Yes: Although there is a common misconception that babies don't get strep, they can and frequently do, especially if there are school age children in the home, or if the child attends daycare. If you think your child has a sore throat, they need to be seen. If they have a positive strep test, they require antibiotics to prevent rheumatic fever. Strep cannot be diagnosed without a strep test or culture. ...Read more

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How long would strep throat last?

How long would strep throat last?

Varies: Infection may last up to 10 days but symptoms of throat pain and discomfort, headache and malaise should improve within 24-48 hrs of starting antibiotics. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more